The NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell last week officially opened a major logistical and warehouse facility in Erskine Park, which has created up to 80 jobs.
Mr O’Farrell joined Dr Thomas Lieb, Chairman and CEO of Schenker AG, to open the warehouse and operations centre in Western Sydney.
“This is a great vote of confidence in the economy of Western Sydney,” said Mr O’Farrell, who was joined by Smithfield MP Andrew Rohan and Mulgoa MP Tanya Davies.
“This facility will provide new job opportunities for residents in Western Sydney and even better, employment close to where they live. DB Schenker say the Erskine Park logistical warehouse facility will deliver almost half a million items each year,” ” he said.
The site is reportedly as big as the playing surface of the Sydney Cricket Ground and will be in operation 24 hours a day six days a week, and is noted as being the company’s fifth distribution hub in NSW.
“The NSW Government is determined to ensure there is a strong economy so businesses can flourish – so more people can be employed. We have helped drive economic growth through our payroll tax rebates, infrastructure spending and reforms to WorkCover, ” he added.
“This facility will also benefit from the NSW Government building the $55 million Erskine Park Link Road which will be completed next year.
DB Schenker celebrates 50 years of business in Australia this week, marking a milestone for the global logistics and transportation company.
“Schenker Australia now employs up to 1200 people at 16 locations and is a major link in DB Schenker’s global chain,” said Dr. Thomas C. Lieb, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Schenker AG,(DB Schenker).
Lieb marked the anniversary with a visit to Australian operations this week. ‘Highlights included a field visit to the Gorgon LNG Project at Barrow Island, WA, the opening of a new Distribution Centre at Erskine Park with NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell in Western Sydney and a celebratory dinner at the Sydney Opera House.’ DB Schenker.